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A First Maine Artilleryman

Emerging Civil War welcomes Doug Ullman, Jr. James S. Emerson could not have been pleased with how his army career had ended in 1862.  Standing at five feet, six inches, he had been one of the early volunteers, enlisting in … Continue reading

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Emerging Scholar Ashley Towle

As part of our partnership with the American Civil War Museum in Richmond and Civil War Monitor, we’re pleased to introduce the next of our “Emerging Scholars,” Ashley Towle. Ashley will be presenting her work at the museum’s Grand Opening May 4. A Tale … Continue reading

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Remembering Gen. Lovell Rousseau at Cave Hill Cemetery

On a recent trip that took me through Kentucky, I stopped to visit Louisville’s Cave Hill Cemetery. A student of Victorian death ways, I had long wanted to visit this unique garden cemetery. What had been a 300 acre rural … Continue reading

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A Conversation with CVBT’s Elizabeth Heffernan (part two)

(part two of three) We’re talking this week with Elizabeth Heffernan, the new executive director of the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust (CVBT). Yesterday, Elizabeth shared an overview of the organization. Today, she talks a bit about the road that brought … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Wreaths Across America

Remember. Honor. Teach. For many, those three words reflect their motivation for studying the American Civil War. Those three words are also the inspiration and rallying cry for an amazing organization called Wreaths Across America. On a chosen day every … Continue reading

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Underground Railroad Wins Pulitzer in Fiction

The Pulitzer Prizes were announced this afternoon, and while most of the attention goes to the journalism awards, the Pulitzer committee also makes awards in arts & letters. This year’s winner for fiction was Colson Whitehead’s novel The Underground Railroad. ECW’s … Continue reading

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Stonewall and the Chindit II: Unfinished Adventure Stories

In my last post, I compared and contrasted Generals Stonewall Jackson and Orde Wingate. I then closed with a question: Why are these men objects of such interest and fascination?           There are two main reasons, and they … Continue reading

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Bivouac of the Dead

“BIVOUAC OF THE DEAD” By Theodore O’Hara The muffled drum’s sad roll has beat The soldier’s last tattoo; No more on life’s parade shall meet That brave and fallen few. On Fame’s eternal camping-ground Their silent tents are spread, And … Continue reading

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The Bridge Between Lincoln and His Soldiers

William Underhill, a volunteer with the Friends of Grant Cottage and a curator of all things Ulysses S. Grant on the internet, passed along an interesting piece the other day about a Grant memorial bridge in Washington, D.C.—a bridge that … Continue reading

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In Memory of Phil Kearny

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